Become a Member

Our memberships not only help the museum continue operating on a daily basis, but also make possible the continuing series of fascinating new exhibits, film premieres, book signings, educational lectures, and music events. Membership is a great way to support and get yourself involved in the surfing community while helping to preserve surfing’s rich heritage for future generations to enjoy. By supporting CSM you are also preserving surfing’s rich heritage for future generations to enjoy.

Annual Membership Benefits

Unlimited FREE Admission to all Exhibitions
Discount Pricing
CSM Member Sticker
Exhibit Openings and Special Events
Newsletter Subscription
Volunteer Opportunities

Ways to Join

  1. Choose below which option fits your needs and pay online.
  2. Call CSM: (760) 721-6876 and speak to Visitor Service.
  3. Visit the Museum and join at the front desk.

OHANA

Catered for Families

$75

/per year
  • Full Membership Benefits
  • 2 Adult Membership Cards
  • 8 Guest Passes
  • *Children under 18 years included
  • 2 CSM sticker
  • 2 CSM Member T-shirts
  • 1 License plate frame
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SURFER

Best for the Individual

$50

/per year
  • Full Membership Benefits
  • Membership Card
  • 4 Guest Passes
  • 1 CSM sticker
  • 1 CSM Member T-shirts
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GREMMIE – LEGENDS

Students, Active Military and Seniors 62+

$25

/per year
  • Full Membership Benefits
  • Membership Card
  • 4 Guest Passes
  • 1 CSM pin
  • 1 CSM sticker
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Become a Malibu Chip Donor!

Receive Full Membership Benefits, Membership Cards for 2 Adults*, 12 Guest Passes, 1 CSM pin, 2 CSM stickers, 2 CSM Member T-shirts, 1 License Plate Frame

MALIBU CHIP 1000

$1000

/per year
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MALIBU CHIP 500

$500

/per year
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MALIBU CHIP 250

$250

/per year
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MALIBU CHIP 100

$100

/per year
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*Children under 18 years included

TESTIMONIAL

Got to talk with Cramer Jackson while we were there. He had such an extensive repertoire of different surfer’s styles and knew all the types boards they used, having been an avid surfer himself. Very entertaining. Even gave us a signed photo at the end. Although he talked more about others than himself, was there still in spirit with every piece of surfing history.. We enjoyed his company throughout the tour of the museum very much. Thank you.

– Melodi Busch

Stumbled across this unique museum accompanied by an out of town visitor who was a 1968-1971 Vietnam War Veteran. Could not believe the China Beach surf activities exhibit. He had been there. A recent stroke had left only part of his memory intact. The exhibit brought back many memories as he described fun with his friends taking a well deserved break at the beach. Kudos to museum for this exhibit and thank you for presenting him with the 50th anniversary of Vietnam pin.

– Linda Ivanov

There is an exhibit on Bethany Hamilton, her shark attack, and her amazing recovery and re-entry into surfing competition. They even had her board there with the huge bite mark the shark had bitten into it. The museum is very nice, and they have people there with a lot of knowledge if you have questions.

– Tara Juergens